The South Asian Times

21 February 2019 17:36 PM

Dr Sudhir Parikh gets Vishwa Gujarati Samaj award

New York: Physician, philanthropist and publisher, Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh of Parikh Worldwide Media, LLC, was honored with the Vishwa Gujarati Samaj's top award for an NRI on Feb. 1 in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli presented the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha International Personality Award 2017 to Dr. Parikh on behalf of the Vishwa Gujarati Samaj (VGS) at a ceremony held in the Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry and attended by more than 300 people from the business world, professionals, academia, and government as well as leading Gujaratis from UK, Australia, and Germany.

Besides the citation, a memento and shawl, the award to Dr. Parikh included and a check of Rs 250,000, which he donated to the VGS for its children and women's empowerment projects.

Dr. Parikh said he was proud to be in the company of other NRIs like astronaut Sunita Williams, Sam Pitroda, Raj Mohan Gandhi in receiving the award. Dr Parikh has recently launched the think tank, Parikh Foundation for India’s Global Development, aimed at discussing and spreading awareness about India's emerging global role, and relations with the US and other countries. He also disclosed that he will soon launch a new TV news and entertainment channel in the US.

Krishnakant Vakharia, president of the VGS,  praised Dr Parikh  for his service not only for the Gujarati community but humanity at large. He also credited Dr. Parikh for furthering US-India relations.

Update: 08 Feb, 2018